Welcome to the Cityparents Experience Bank
How was your experience of taking parental leave from work? Are you curious to know how other City professionals have managed their time away from the office and their subsequent return? Are you about to take leave and want to hear the experiences of others?
To find out, explore our new Experience Bank, an online space for our members to share anonymous experiences of parental leave, including maternity, paternity, shared parental, adoption, surrogacy and compassionate leave, and career breaks.
You can search Experiences by various criteria including type of leave, length, work pattern on return, and the type of experience.
If you'd like to submit your Experience, please do so here.
Please view our Experience Bank Disclaimer here.
|Leave Type||Profession||Type of experience||Subject||Replies||Views|
|Maternity||Investment Banking||Negative||Dealing with dinosaurs||4||1863|
|Maternity||Professional Services||Positive||Wonderful time away but glad to be back!||0||984|
|Maternity||Law||Negative||Maternity leave & flexible working||0||1276|
|Maternity||Asset Management||Positive||A promotion just before I left gave me a huge boost||0||1114|
|Career Break||Consultancy||Positive||Return to previous employer after extended career break||0||1210|
|Maternity||Law||Mixed||Unconscious bias has an impact||0||1620|
|Maternity||Other||Mixed||Applying for a promotion while on maternity leave||0||1733|
|Shared Parental||Other||Mixed||Different highs and lows to those I expected||0||1203|
|Maternity||Law||Mixed||no mat leave!||0||1637|
|Maternity||Law||Mixed||Some ideas to help other returnees||1||1495|
|Shared Parental||Law||Mixed||Mixed, but mainly positive!||0||1357|
|Maternity||Investment Banking||Negative||Faced redundancy upon return||1||1634|
|Career Break||Information Technology||Negative||Feeling stuck||0||1115|
|Maternity||Real Estate||Negative||Confidence lost||0||1220|
|Paternity||Investment Banking||Positive||Dad returning to work after a short break||0||1138|